Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Hysterical Enablers of the 1%

As more Americans begin to raise their Constitutionally protected speech in protest of the class warfare waged against them, all manner of freepers and wingers mount a heightened and extreme reaction. Perhaps none is so over-the-top (and despicable) as the ranting of Glenn Beck. By telling his minions the slanderous fiction that "They will come for you and they will drag you in the streets and kill you," Beck clearly tries to incite his minions to violent reaction against fictitious threat.

Fortunately, progressive pundits are rebutting the mischaracterizations. Rachel Maddow is rightfully outraged by the media and wrong-wing mis-characterization of the protestors. Jon Stewart has been at his best as he has skewered the hysterical reaction by the hard-"right" to Occupy Wall Street (OWS).  Perhaps not coincidentally, the show's next-day reruns on Comedy Central throughout the day have disappeared. Is this Sumner Redstone's revenge?  (You either have to watch at 11 PM or DVR it.) Paul Krugman begin his recent column as follows:

"It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America's direction. Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve the interests of the wealthiest hundredth of a percent.  And this reaction tells you something important - namely, that the extremists threatening American values are what F.D.R. called "economic royalists," not the people camping in Zuccotti Park.